General Sessions Judge Stepping Down

Hamilton County General Sessions Judge Ron Durby is stepping down from the bench because of a disability, according to a letter sent to Gov. Bill Haslam. However, Durby indicated that he hopes his replacement will be temporary and that he will be able to return quickly to his duties. According to the Times Free Press, Durby was not at the courthouse yesterday and did not respond to requests for comment. Chattanoogan.com has a list of possible replacements. The AOC reports that the Governor’s Office is accepting applications to appoint and commission a special judge for the position.